History Characters / TheStand

22nd May '17 2:20:44 AM Farnham
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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the miniseries, where he doesn't give the order to infect America's enemies and rivals with the superflu, unlike his novel counterpart.
13th Mar '17 5:38:57 PM Mdumas43073
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%%* TheResenter
22nd Feb '17 9:21:38 AM gewunomox
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod says Larry Underwood is an expy for BruceSpringsteen, and he looks the part in the {{miniseries}}. King even said many fans wanted Springsteen to play Larry in any movie adaptation.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: WordOfGod says Larry Underwood is an expy for BruceSpringsteen, Music/BruceSpringsteen, and he looks the part in the {{miniseries}}. King even said many fans wanted Springsteen to play Larry in any movie adaptation.
22nd Feb '17 12:28:00 AM shamblingdead2
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%%* GoodOlBoy
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* GoodOlBoy / FarmBoy : In the book, Ralph is described as a former hobby farmer who could never quite make ends meet.
* HeroicSacrifice : One of the four who are sent on a quest to meet Flagg, Ralph dies when the nuke goes off over Vegas.



* PrayerIsALastResort : In the mini-series, Ralph and Larry join hands after Glen dies, and pray. They do this as well at the climax.



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%%* CoolOldGuy* CoolOldGuy : One of few characters over fifty in Boulder, along with Mother Abagail and Judge Ferris.



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%%* EccentricMentor* EccentricMentor : In the novel, he mentions a habit of opening savings accounts, only to close them out three days later. He's a terrible hobby painter, and so bad with money that he lives on peanut butter sandwiches for days before payday.


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--> He's got a [[GettingCrapPastThe Radar righteous gland.]]


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--> We made such a ''business'' of you!


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** He also has a lovely singing voice, in the book.
4th Feb '17 12:53:09 PM carmilla44
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-> Dayna was traveling with other survivors when they were attacked by a group of rapists. Her friends were killed and she was the group's plaything until the day she and the other girls, along with Stu and Frannie's group, were able to overthrow them. Dayna is fiercely loyal and independent.

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-> Dayna was traveling with other survivors when they were attacked by a group of rapists. Her friends were killed and she was the group's plaything until the day she and the other girls, along with Stu and Frannie's group, were able to overthrow them. Dayna is fiercely loyal and independent.



-> Lucy met and fell in love with Larry offscreen. She sees the best in him and tries to help him do the same.

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-> Lucy met and fell in love with Larry offscreen. She sees the best in him and tries to help him do the same.



-> Rita was the wife of a rich man and never had to do anything herself until the Superflu hit. She met Larry in New York City and latched on to him. She can't deal with the horrors around her and depends on Larry heavily for support.

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-> Rita was the wife of a rich man and never had to do anything herself until the Superflu hit. She met Larry in New York City and latched on to him. She can't deal with the horrors around her and depends on Larry heavily for support.



-> Also known as [[TheJudge Judge Farris.]] He is a wise old man with a thirst for adventure.

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-> Also known as [[TheJudge Judge Farris.]] He is a wise old man with a thirst for adventure.



-> Susan was with Dayna in the group of girls gathered by rapists as playthings. She later was on the Free Zone Committee.

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-> Susan was with Dayna in the group of girls gathered by rapists as playthings. She later was on the Free Zone Committee.



-> Lloyd was a small-scale criminal until he met a fellow jailbird, Poke. Together they went on a killing spree until they were eventually caught and Poke was killed. Lloyd is trapped in jail when the Superflu hits and becomes Flagg's right hand man when he is rescued.

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-> Lloyd was a small-scale criminal until he met a fellow jailbird, Poke. Together they went on a killing spree until they were eventually caught and Poke was killed. Lloyd is trapped in jail when the Superflu hits and becomes Flagg's right hand man when he is rescued.



-> Donald Merwin Elbert, nicknamed Trashcan Man because of his childhood habit of burning trash cans, is a pyromaniac of the first order. All he wants is a place where he can blow things up unmolested. He fits right in with Flagg's crowd and becomes undyingly loyal to Flagg.

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-> Donald Merwin Elbert, nicknamed Trashcan Man because of his childhood habit of burning trash cans, is a pyromaniac of the first order. All he wants is a place where he can blow things up unmolested. He fits right in with Flagg's crowd and becomes undyingly loyal to Flagg.
4th Feb '17 12:50:52 PM carmilla44
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[[folder:Boulder]]

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[[folder:Abigail Freemantle]]



-> Abagail is God's prophet on Earth and the guide to the main characters. She is a 108-year-old black woman who lives in Nebraska. Almost every main character dreams of her sitting on her porch, playing her guitar, usually directly after they have a disturbing dream about the BigBad.

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-> Abagail is God's prophet on Earth and the guide to the main characters. She is a 108-year-old black woman who lives in Nebraska. Almost every main character dreams of her sitting on her porch, playing her guitar, usually directly after they have a disturbing dream about the BigBad.





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[[folder: Stu Redman]]



-> Stu Redman grew up in Arnette, Texas, and was stuck working in a calculator factory to support his brother when his parents died. When the Superflu's Patient Zero crashed into the gas station in his town, Stu was transplanted to a plague control center in Vermont. A redneck with a heart of gold, Stu quickly became a leader among survivors.

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-> Stu Redman grew up in Arnette, Texas, and was stuck working in a calculator factory to support his brother when his parents died. When the Superflu's Patient Zero crashed into the gas station in his town, Stu was transplanted to a plague control center in Vermont. A redneck with a heart of gold, Stu quickly became a leader among survivors.




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[[folder: Frannie Goldsmith]]



-> A college girl, Frannie discovered at the beginning of the book that she had become pregnant with her boyfriend, Jess. She had traveled home to Ogonquit, Maine, to tell her parents when the Superflu hit. Frannie cares most about keeping those she loves, especially her unborn child, safe.

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-> A college girl, Frannie discovered at the beginning of the book that she had become pregnant with her boyfriend, Jess. She had traveled home to Ogonquit, Maine, to tell her parents when the Superflu hit. Frannie cares most about keeping those she loves, especially her unborn child, safe.




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[[folder:Nick Andros]]



-> Nicholas Andros was born deaf-mute, or physically unable to hear or speak. To communicate, he reads lips and writes on a pad of paper. Orphaned at a young age, Nick grew up in an orphanage. He left at age 16 and hitchhiked from town to town, taking odd jobs. Nick was in Shoyo, Arkansas, when the Superflu hit. He cannot understand why people look to him as a leader.

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-> Nicholas Andros was born deaf-mute, or physically unable to hear or speak. To communicate, he reads lips and writes on a pad of paper. Orphaned at a young age, Nick grew up in an orphanage. He left at age 16 and hitchhiked from town to town, taking odd jobs. Nick was in Shoyo, Arkansas, when the Superflu hit. He cannot understand why people look to him as a leader.




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[[folder:Larry Underwood]]



-> Larry started off a career as a singer/songwriter but was unsuccessful until his single, ''Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?'' hit it big. He was taken in by people taking advantage of his fame and fortune and traveled to his childhood home in New York City for refuge. Larry is haunted by the words of a woman he slept with, "You ain't no nice guy!" and of his mother, "You're a taker, Larry." He is determined to prove them wrong and terrified that they are right.

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-> Larry started off a career as a singer/songwriter but was unsuccessful until his single, ''Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?'' hit it big. He was taken in by people taking advantage of his fame and fortune and traveled to his childhood home in New York City for refuge. Larry is haunted by the words of a woman he slept with, "You ain't no nice guy!" and of his mother, "You're a taker, Larry." He is determined to prove them wrong and terrified that they are right.




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[[folder:Ralph Brentner]]




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[[folder:Glen Bateman]]





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[[folder:Kojak]]



-> Formerly known as Big Steve, Kojak is one of the few dogs to survive the Superflu. He is very smart and fiercely loyal to his new owners, to the point of fighting wolves and running across half the country to be with them.

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-> Formerly known as Big Steve, Kojak is one of the few dogs to survive the Superflu. He is very smart and fiercely loyal to his new owners, to the point of fighting wolves and running across half the country to be with them.




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[[folder:Tom Cullen]]



-> Tom was born lightly mentally retarded, only able to make certain connections normal people find easy by putting himself in a state of near-hypnosis. He never had any friends until Nick found him lying in the road in his deserted hometown. Despite acting like a child, Tom is braver and smarter than people think.

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-> Tom was born lightly mentally retarded, only able to make certain connections normal people find easy by putting himself in a state of near-hypnosis. He never had any friends until Nick found him lying in the road in his deserted hometown. Despite acting like a child, Tom is braver and smarter than people think.




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[[folder:Harold Lauder]]



-> Harold Lauder grew up in Ogunquit, Maine, as the fat kid whom nobody liked. He always had a crush on Frannie Goldsmith but never told her. Harold is extremely bitter and sees his new situation as a chance to get Frannie once and for all.

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-> Harold Lauder grew up in Ogunquit, Maine, as the fat kid whom nobody liked. He always had a crush on Frannie Goldsmith but never told her. Harold is extremely bitter and sees his new situation as a chance to get Frannie once and for all.




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[[folder:Nadine Cross]]



-> Nadine has had dreams of the BigBad, Randall Flagg, since college. She is his promised wife and mother of his child. By the time Larry finds Nadine, she is desperate to find someone to tear her away from Flagg's spell over her, whether it is Larry or Joe.

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-> Nadine has had dreams of the BigBad, Randall Flagg, since college. She is his promised wife and mother of his child. By the time Larry finds Nadine, she is desperate to find someone to tear her away from Flagg's spell over her, whether it is Larry or Joe.




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[[folder:Joe/Leo Rockway]]



-> Leo was still a kid when the Superflu hit. When Nadine found him, he was sick from an infected rat bite. When she nursed him back to health, he was unable to speak, dressed only in his underpants and carried around a knife the way most kids carry around teddy bears. She named him Joe for lack of a better name.

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-> Leo was still a kid when the Superflu hit. When Nadine found him, he was sick from an infected rat bite. When she nursed him back to health, he was unable to speak, dressed only in his underpants and carried around a knife the way most kids carry around teddy bears. She named him Joe for lack of a better name.




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[[folder:Dayna Jurgens]]




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[[folder:Lucy Swann]]




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[[folder:Richard Farris]]




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[[folder:Susan Stern]]



[[folder:Las Vegas]]

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[[folder:Las Vegas]]!!Las Vegas

[[folder:Randall Flagg]]



-> Randall Flagg, called The Dark Man, Legion, The Walkin' Dude, is the ultimate evil. He is the servant of the Devil himself. He haunts Superflu survivors' dreams and gathers an army of insane or frightened people to him. His smile can drive a man insane and he crucifies those who oppose or fail him.

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-> Randall Flagg, called The Dark Man, Legion, The Walkin' Dude, is the ultimate evil. He is the servant of the Devil himself. He haunts Superflu survivors' dreams and gathers an army of insane or frightened people to him. His smile can drive a man insane and he crucifies those who oppose or fail him.




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[[folder:Lloyd Henreid]]




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[[folder:Trashcan Man]]




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[[folder:The Kid]]




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[[folder:The Rat Man]]




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[[folder:Julie Lawry]]




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[[folder:Barry Dorgan]]




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[[folder:Whitney Horgan]]



[[folder:Project Blue]]

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[[folder:Charles Campion]]



-> A gate guard at Project Blue Campion is PatientZero for the virus and unwittingly spreads it to the rest of the world.

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-> A gate guard at Project Blue Campion is PatientZero for the virus and unwittingly spreads it to the rest of the world.




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[[folder:William Starkey]]



-> The commanding officer of Project Blue and the man initially in charge of the military coverup.

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-> The commanding officer of Project Blue and the man initially in charge of the military coverup.




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[[folder:Len Creighton]]



-> Starkey's right hand man and friend and successor at Project Blue.

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-> Starkey's right hand man and friend and successor at Project Blue.



9th Dec '16 8:01:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:instead of running from the bomb, he tries to ''defuse'' it.]]



* {{Badass}}: Kojak takes on a pack of [[SavageWolf bloodthirsty wolves]] and wins, then continues on to Boulder in spite of his injuries.
8th Sep '16 6:40:32 PM trumpetmarietta
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* MayorOfAGhostTown: He is the only surviving person in the town where Nick finds him.

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* MayorOfAGhostTown: He is the only surviving person in the town his hometown of May, Oklahoma, where Nick finds him.
29th Jul '16 5:54:32 PM VoxAquila
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* TheDragon: Ultimately one for the [[Literature/TheDarkTower Crimson King.]]
25th Jun '16 2:35:41 PM Aquila89
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* TheSpeechless: As a deaf mute, Nick has to communicate via lip-reading and writing down what he wants to communicate (since he hasn't learned sign language, and most character can't understand it even if he had).

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* TheSpeechless: As a deaf mute, Nick has to communicate via lip-reading and writing down what he wants to communicate (since he hasn't learned sign language, and most character can't characters couldn't understand it even if he had).
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